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Applied Forensic Sciences Minor

The required courses and recommended courses for this minor are designed to help students develop an understanding of forensics, following closely the definition of forensics, which is the application of knowledge to a legal question. Therefore the courses focus on the law and the types of knowledge that can be applied. The applied forensics minor is offered jointly by the Department of Criminal Justice and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Child & Family Studies. You'll get hands-on opportunities to apply forensic sciences including fingerprinting, blood spatter, and anthropology; work with human and non-human skeletal remains, learn how to conduct 3-D scanning and modeling. Through this minor you will develop an understanding of the applications of forensic sciences in the criminal justice system.

Minor Requirements

  • CJUS 303 - Forensics I 3 Credit(s).
  • ANTH 330 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology 3 Credits(s).

Select 12 hours from the following courses in consultation with advisor.

  •  CJUS 403 - Forensics II 3 Credit(s).
  • CJUS 345 - Criminal Law 3 Credit(s).
  • CJUS 315 - Criminal Investigation 3 Credit(s).
  • CJUS 401 - Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice 3 Credit(s).
  • ANTH 310 - Human Ecology 3 Credit(s).
  • ANTH 430(G) - Forensic Anthropology 3 Credit(s).
  • ANTH 493(G) - Seminar in Anthropology 3 Credit(s). (Must be Biological or Forensics related)
  • ANTH 490(G) - Archaeology Field School 6 Credit(s).
  • ANTH 497(G) - Special Projects in Anthropology I 3 Credit(s).
  • ANTH 498(G) - Special Projects in Anthropology II 3 Credit(s).

Non-CJ majors will need to get an override into CJUS 303 due to the CJUS 101 pre-req that is not required of the minor.